A Quality Life Community (QLC) offers a wellness program for cancer patients, caregivers, and loved ones. QLC provides free series of yoga, meditation classes, recovery retreats, as well as the newest insights on proper medical care, alternative care, nutrition and other innovative therapies. QLC is unique in that it is designed to support not just the individual, but is inclusive of the entire family’s self-healing. QLC is also dedicated to teaching yoga and meditation teachers how to teach this powerful work.
Our vision is to support the American Cancer Society‚s declaration of‚ No More Death or Suffering Due to Cancer‚ through focusing on wellness rather than illness issues. We are sustaining the paradigm shift that cancer no longer kills but is now a manageable disease such as we have seen in the evolution of AIDS.
As a breast cancer survivor and a mother with young children, Amy Conn began the A Quality Life Community program with the consideration that a survivor is not just a single person and that entire families and members of the community deserve a process in order to heal from the challenges of cancer. In 2006, Amy started a yoga program centered around yoga and wellness for survivors. In 2011, QLC officially became a non-profit. Since 2006, QLC has assisted over 400 students ranging in age from 4 to 84. QLC began as a free series of yoga and meditation classes and then expanded to Recovery Retreats, including Sundance Retreat through in-kind donations. QLC has raised over 25,000 dollars through fundraising.
Our goals include creating national and international satellite programs and a teaching network. We will also establish satellite A Quality Life Community Houses, where entire families receive, retreat-like‚ respite, therapy, yoga, massage (energy work), as well as the preparation and offering of healthy food for all members of the family. Our goal is to provide new insights to the cancer survivor from discovery to recovery and to address all necessary components in the areas of proper medical care, alternative care and community care combining the wisdom and compassion of these areas with the benefits of a yogic and meditation practice accessible for everyone.